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Washington Standard OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON EAGLE FRESHWATER Editor M. L. WORTMAN Advertising Manager e*.,V ->■; > Subscription PH«, ■ Year. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER WILSON AND RE-NOMINATION. If the rank and file of his party, the people of these United States, want him to run for the pres idency again, he will; if they do not, he will not. That is the president's position with reference to his re-nomination at the Democratic conven tion next June. Leaders of his party have gone to him for a formal announcement of his candi dacy. This he has refused, even to his friends, and instead has pointed to the statements made in a letter written to Representative A. Mitchell Palmer three years ago, as expressing his views today. Not for years has a president taken such a position; it is unusual, but it is nevertheless sincerely democratic. Wilson's re-nomination by the Democratic party has generally been taken for granted. Even with the fight on his preparedness program, a fight led by William Jennings Bryan, no candi dates have yet appeared against him and no for midable ones are likely to do so. If Wilson will accept the nomination, he will get it. The point of it all is, however, that Wilson does not propose to use the vast patronage power of his office to control the national convention and force his nomination, whether or no, as our dearly beloved friend forced Taft upon the Republican party as his successor in 1908, or as the Republican national organization forced Taft's re-nomination in 1912, causing the break in that party. If the people want Wilson to run again, he will; if they do not, he will not. THE COUNTY OAME FARM. It was with a whole lot of "hurrah" and "flub dub" that the county game commission estab lished a game farm on former Auditor Burr's property at Butler's Cove a year ago, "hurrah" about what a fine investment it was for the county "flubdub" about the money the county would -make from the sale of game birds to other coun ties. But the county quit last week as the proprietor of a game farm, the commission acknowledging the venture had been a failure. Thos. M. Vance, who was just recently appointed to the commis sion, is given the credit for this change of policy —he saw that the commission was "running into the hole," that the investment was worthless and that there was no sale for the birds to other coun ties. Therefore he insisted that the county "get out from under." Meanwhile the county had spent several thousand dollars on the venture. A good many residents of Thurston county, perhaps most of them, thought at the outset that the investment was a ridiculous one for the county to make. Their judgment has been con firmed. NATIONAL PAY-UP WEEK. It is mighty easy for a person to become negli gent as to his obligations to others, particularly when they are of a financial nature. The "let 'er ride" habit is easily acquired, and once formed and the money spent for something else, it is most difficult to overcome. It is generally a case of mere negligence, for the instances where a person intentionally abuses the credit allowed him are rare. Most of us want to pay our debts; some of us cannot because we haven't the money; but most of us who do not pay them regularly do so largely because we do not realize we are "letting them ride"—we do it unconsciously, unthinking ly, rarely deliberately and intentionally. The purpose of National Pay-Up Week, which is to be celebrated the last week in February by the merchants of Olympia and the various towns in Thurston county, together with others in all parts of the United States, is principally to awaken the community to a more complete sense of its obligations, to the need of paying its bills more regularly. It is educational, in other words, designed to break the habit of negligence in those who unthinkingly have acquired it. The man who pays his bills every week or every month is not being "called up on the carpet"—it's the fellow who forgets and "lets 'em ride" for two or three or six months, or maybe longer, who will be in demand during that week. Incidentally, we will more than surprise our s.'lvi's ;it '!ii' amount of money wv will put into rinillation in tliis community that week, if we 11 the -pint of the Pav-I'p campaign. Ami mure motley in eirciilation means more business for everybody. THE N. P. DAIRY SPECIAL. When a great railroad .system like the Northern Pacific selects a particular district as that wherein it will inaugurate the first series of a state-wide campaign for "More and Better Livestock," that district is given a recognition which should not only make it proud but at the same time should awaken such enthusiasm among its residents that the meetings will be largely attended and the campaign given a flying start. We sincerely hope that the meeting scheduled to be held at Yelm next Monday afternoon by dairy specialists of the Northern Pacific, as sisted by professors from the Pullman State Col lege, will be attended by a large crowd of farm ers, and likewise the meetings in Olympia on Sat urday afternoon and evening, February 5. These are to be practical sessions, they tell us, "Rarn vard sessions," a feature of them being demon strations on the cattle at hand, and they should therefore be most educational. Remember the dates—and attend the meetings. If the public service commission, while conduct ing its inquiry into the business of the telephone monopoly, will also investigate the practices of the company with respect to its desire to accom modate its patrons, and compel it to abandon its present arbitrary, high-handed and "go-to if-you-don't-like-it'*" attitude, it will be doing a favor to the people of this state. No concern on earth seems to care less for the convenience of its customers than this one; no concern refuses to ac commodate them, to be courteous to them, to treat them as a customer instead of as an evil that can not be avoided, as does this telephone trust. It will not be decent of its own accord, apparently; if there is any way of compelling it to do so, it certainly should be done. Those Yelm farmers who worked five years and spent more than a hundred thousand dollars dig ging an irrigation ditch with which they planned to make their prairie a garden spot, have bumped into the water-power trust, now that the work is nearly done and the money all spent, but the law of this land should not permit them to be treated as the trust proposes to treat them, and we earn estly hope they are successful in their efforts to prevent an injunction against their project. Right and justice would seem to stand by their sidfe. They need the assistance and co-operation of every person in Thurston county, for if their project is killed, one of the greatest undertakings ever planned and carried out for the development of the agricultural resources of this section will have been crushed. The Democratic state central committee is to meet in Everett early next month, it is announced, and after the business session is ended the Demo crats of that district are to hold a banquet to eliminate party factionalism and restore harmony. It's a laudable idea —here's liopin'. Dispatches from the national capital, sent out by a press agent, tell us that our own beloved Ed Sims, after looking over the scattered field of presidential candidates, has settled upon Senator Weeks of Massachusetts as 'the man," and has so advised his friends out here. Once more is Ed scrambling aboard the "band wagon." Mrs. A. E. Sheldon has another letter this week, with reference to the situation in which the farm ers find themselves in marketing their products. Read it —and then read what we say about it next week. A QOOD CREED. I believe in my community and the glorious spirit of its men and women—those who are co operating to build a better neighborhood, a better county, a better state and better nation. I believe in those plans which are born of co operative effort, of foresight for the devel opment of my community. Faith have I in the possibilities of the future greatness of my neighborhood. I am resolved that I am today—and will continue to be tomorrow and during all the other days around the bend—an efficient worker for the development of my own community; that I will observe the rules of neighborly kindness, obey the laws of harmony, which demand that I work hand in hand and heart and heart with my neighbors, and ever will I remember that that which I do for my com munity I do for myself, and that never can I serve others without earning greater profit for myself. Every day I shall live and so serve that when I have crossed the Great Divide, those who are left shall look upon me as having been of service to the commu nity in which I dwelt.—Exchange. Tin-: WASHINGTON STANDARD. FRIDAY, .JANUARY 2*. IDIG "If Bettman is on the label, you're safe." Serving the Community Sounds like a big job, doesn't it? It is—but not a very hard one for us. It would be if our policy were merely to sell merchandise. But our policy is to serve the community. To do this we must have merchandise of a different nature than the store which merely sells. Our goods must be unques tionable ; the kind we know will serve and satisfy you consist ently. Our patrons know this—know our merchandise—know our guarantee—know us. That makes buying considerably easier for them and serving easier for us. Get to know us—take advantage of our pleasant, efficient service. It pays. Bettman • EVERYTHING TO WEAR FOR MEN AND BOYS WHAT HAPPENED IN OLYMPIA AND STATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO From The Washington Standard for January 30, 1801. Vol. XXXI. No. 10. Oregon is very well represented in Washington's second legislature. It has three native sons and 19 others who at one time lived or transacted business in that state. Washington now stands 34 in the Relative rank of states and territories in population. In 1880 she stood 42. The first Chinaman seen on the streets of Centralia for several years made his appearance last Saturday. The people followed him around and frightened him so that he departed on the first train. There has been something of a sen sation created in realty circles by the rumor that the Northern Pacific would soon claim title to every odd section in the Puyallup reservation by virtue of its land grant from con gress. The Puyallup reservation has become, by Its proximity to Tacoma, the most valuable reservation in the United States and the property which it is alleged the railroad will lay claim to is worth ten millions of dol lars. The celebrated Seattle harbor line cases, involving over $8,000,000 worth of property, were decided in the supreme court at Seattle on the 23rd. A mine explosion in Pennsylvania a few days ago hurled 151 human beings into eternity. The disaster occurred at the Mammoth mine. The electric fire alarm system in this city is now in complete order and everybody wants to turn the lever just to see how the blamed thing works. AngUß McClaine was released from jail Tuesday on bail, where he had been confined for the past three years under sentence of death for arson, in burning a hotel at Shelton, which resulted in the loss of life. His case has been in the courts during all that time and has virtually term inated in his absolute release. The Olympia Real Estate Co., hav ing failed to get the capitol on wheels to haul it down to their po tato patch near Priest's point, are now dickering with the reverend chaplain to unsettle the location of the Congregational college and place it where they once thought would be a good location for the statehouse. It takes the beardless pups to long for the good old days, but the old men remember those days as a time when you got up at 4 o'clock on a cold morning and lit a candle so you could put lard on your boots to soften them and then kicked the toes against the dog irons in front of the fireplace until you scraped all the hide off I your ankles getting the boots on. Here is the proof that this store leads Here is the BIG stock from which to choose. Here is a big store filled to overflowing with Furniture and Housefurnishings —a wonderful aggregation, including the best styles ni Furni ture for every room in the house. Quality goods at pocket fitting prices! You'll be sure to find just what you like best. This store buys in large quantities, our custo mers of the best price possible on any article desired. Our years of experience have taught us how to separate the good furniture manufacturers from the bad. The primary object of every sale we make is to please you! We are never content until you are thoroughly satisfied. We want and earnestly strive for your good will and confidence. These are important points about our business that should be of interest to economical buyers. Come and prove these statements with your own eyes. J. E.KeHey THE OLYMPIA HOUSE-FURNISHER 502-510 East Fourth Street Phone 247 Suppose You bought the very best leather you could find on the market. Hunted up the best shoemakers and had this leather m»de up Into shoes. Then you would have a shoe the equal of the Stllson-Kellogg, for that Is how Stilson-Kellogg Loggers are made. We sell, recommend and guarantee them. GOTTFELD'S Of Course They Did Horn's WHITE WYANDOTTES went right after them at Olym pia, Seattle and Hoquiam and BROUGHT HOME THE BACON, TOO, which is to say the blue ribbons. At Hoquiam the enemy was laying for them with a stuffed club, but just the same, four fifths of the money and blue ribbons and all the silver cups, four of 'em, which meant a couple of sweepstakes, came right back to Olympia with Horn's Wyandottes. The best matings ever are awaiting to supply you with eggs at let-live prives. About a dozen husky cockerels are ready to head your flocks. Price? I hardly dare tell you, but some of them will go for as little as $2. Let mejknow your wants. Thomas P. Horn Specialty Breeder of White Wyandot es. Olympia, Wash.